Elisabeth Rethberg


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(b Schwarzenberg, 1894; d NY, 1976).

Ger.‐born soprano (Amer. cit.). Début Dresden 1915 (Arsena in Zigeunerbaron). NY Met début 1922, staying with co. until 1942. Salzburg 1922; CG début 1925 and 1934–9. Created title‐role in Die ägyptische Helena, Dresden 1928. Many concert appearances. Retired 1942.

Subjects: Opera.

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